MBA/IMBA Intersession 2013 Programs in South America
"This experience has topped my list as insurmountable in so many ways - it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to combine multinational and cross industry business experience while gaining insight into a new culture with a strong group of academics!"
-erin baucum, imba candidate
|Location||Course||Professor||Dates||Mandatory Pre-Departure Meeting|
|Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||GSBA 594:
Global Entrepreneurship for Social Change (2 units)
|Dr. Patricia Marquez||Jan 4 - 11 (arrive 1/3; depart 1/12)||TBD|
International Practicum (3 units)
|Dr. Steve Conroy||Jan 14 - 22 (arrive 1/13; depart 1/23)||Dec. 7|
|Buenos Aires, Argentina||GSBA 593:
International Practicum (3 units)
|Dr. Denise Dimon & Dr. Jaime Gomez||Jan 14 - 22 (arrive 1/13; depart 1/23)||Dec. 7|
Thinking about spending your intersession in South America? Use this page to gather information about courses, program costs, applications, visas and other logistical information. Students may choose to take either 2, 3 or 5 units by traveling to one or two cities in South America during Intersession 2013.
GSBA 593: International Practicum
Students work in multicultural teams to provide solutions to a business problem or strategic project for a company abroad. The overseas professional project delivers hands-on experience of the markets, economic policies and business practices of the country in which the company operates. The consulting project will require students to apply creativity and analytical tools to complete the project, and communicate the results to clients. Faculty members will serve as supervisors for student teams.
- Prerequisite: Must have completed at least 4 of the following management core courses (GSBA 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 509, 510, 511, or 516) prior to the practicum and have approval of their adviser.
GSBA 594: Global Entrepreneurship For Social Change
We live in a world filled with complex global challenges. This is a time of opportunities to make a difference. In this context, the way we pursue and achieve social change requires new paradigms for solving the world’s diverse pool of problems: environmental degradation, increasing inequality, famine in an era of obesity, obesity in a world with extensive hunger, lack of access to potable water by a large majority, persistent illiteracy and isolation in the time of the Ipad and Facebook, among many others. Global Entrepreneurship for social change is about combining business and management skills, imagination, passion, and the courage of individuals to effectively tackle some of these issues. The purpose of this course is to learn what is possible and how, by examining a myriad of diverse experiences and organizational models that are making a difference all over the world.
GSBA 501 or GSBA 515.
|ESTIMATED TOTAL COSTS*||Practicum in BsAs||Global E-Ship in Rio||Practicum in Rio||Practicum & Course in Rio||Course in Rio & BsAs Practicum|
|COMPARE TO TUITION AT USD:|
|Savings in Tuition from Studying abroad||$(740)||$(310)||$(740)||$(1,100)||$(1,050)|
|Total savings/additional cost to participate, including accommodations*||Savings of $240 to go to BsAs for the Int’l Practicum||Additional cost of $410 to go to Rio for the Int’l Practicum||Additional cost of $60 to go to Rio for the Int’l Practicum||Additional cost of $500 to take both courses in Rio||Additional cost of $250 to take course in Rio and the Int’l Practicum in BsAs|
Notes about program costs:
- TUITION for the Ahlers Center's short-term international programs abroad is reduced from $1,280/unit to $950/unit to allow students to use the extra funds towards airfare, accommodations, and other costs incurred while abroad.
- PROGRAM FEE is NON-REFUNDABLE once you apply and are accepted to a program. Students pay a program fee for each program (location) in which you participate. This fee is not a deposit towards tuition, rather a separate payment towards on-site logistical fees such as classroom rentals, speakers, overhead, some group activities, meals and transportation. A combined and reduced program fee of $550 is applicable to students taking both courses in one location. Fee overs on-site logistical costs, group activities, international health insurance, etc.
- AIRFARE is estimated as of Aug. 8th using http://www.kayak.com. Please check current airfare using your departure and return cities for a more accurate estimate.
- ACCOMMODATION costs in South America are currently estimates only. Calculations are based on double occupancy (sharing a room) accommodations and the current exchange rate (subject to change). Students are not required to stay at the group hotels, although it is highly recommended. Group hotels are as follows:
1. Please click on the icon below to watch a brief 90 second video tutorial on the online application process.
2. Once done watching the video, click the apply now button below to begin your application. Note that clicking on the Apply Now button will lead you to a non-Ahlers website which houses online applications. Please disregard any of the links on the following site as they are not speficic to Ahlers Center study abroad programs.
The application deadline for Intersession 2013 is Friday, Sept. 21st, 2012. To be considered for acceptance, your online application must be complete by this date. Once you apply for a program, you commit to pay the program fee for each location to which you apply. This program fee will be charged to each student's account upon acceptance and is non-refundable unless admission is denied.
You will be notified of acceptance by Friday, September 28, 2012. Once accepted, you must provide your flight itinerary and accommodations requests by October 19, 2012. Further information will be provided to accepted students.
Accepted students should apply immediately for any necessary tourist visas. Students are solely responsible for obtaining their own visas. If you are required to obtain a visa, you may apply directly through the host country's consulate for a tourist visa or contact Danielle Steiner for a visa service referral. The information provided below applies to US citizens. If you are not a US citizen, click here to see if you need a visa.
Brazil requires US Citizens to have a tourist visa and, after acceptance, students will be provided with more information about obtaining visas. You will make arrangements to apply for your tourist visa directly at the Brazilian Consulate or through a visa service agency.
A valid passport is required for US citizens to enter Argentina. US citizens do not need a visa for visits of up to 90 days for tourism. US citizen tourist travelers arriving in Argentina at Ezeiza International airport must pay an entry fee. It can be paid in dollars, by credit card, or with traveler's checks and is valid for the life of the passport and multiple entries. You will need an empty page for the entry fee. The entry fee is about $140USD http://www.state.gov
If you are not a US citizen, consult the Consulate of Argentina.
Tel: (323)954-9155 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
For programs in South America please contact:
Assistant Director Ahlers Center for International Business
University of San Diego
Coronado Room 118
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
tel: +1 (619) 260-6881
fax: +1 (619) 260-4198